Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation


The constitutive meeting of the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation took place on 15 February 2002 and the National Board of Patents and Registration in Finland granted it establishment permission on 22 February 2002, whereby the bylaws of the foundation were also confirmed.

The foundation was entered in the Foundations Register on 16 April 2002.

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The primary purpose of the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation is to promote and support research in the fields of technology, economics and medicine. The Foundation also supports arts and culture, as well as sports and physical education to promote people’s well-being and the nation’s interests in this respect.

The Foundation realises its purpose by maintaining or supporting research and education activities. The Foundation grants scholarships, rewards and allowances, supports research projects in various Finnish and international institutes and conducts other supportive measures.

The key focus area of the Foundation’s activities is supporting postdoc research at all career stages.

The Foundation will annually distribute a significant share of its capital revenue for purposes of public interest.

The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation is a member of the Association of Finnish Foundations. The Foundation operates in accordance with good foundation practices.